Russia has arguments against theses of Dutch report on Malaysian Boeing crash - Rosaviation

Russia has things to say and to counter outcomes of the inquiry into the Malaysian Boeing crash held by the Dutch authorities, deputy head of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviation) Oleg Storchevoy has said.

Russia has things to say and to counter outcomes of the inquiry into the Malaysian Boeing crash held by the Dutch authorities, deputy head of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviation) Oleg Storchevoy has said.

"We have a lot to say about this document and a lot to counter its individual theses with," Storchevoy said at a press briefing in Moscow on July 16.

He explained the decision to abstain from any statements with norms of international regulations.

"At present, I am tied up by international regulatory norms. Yet I have to state with regret that there is no question of correct coverage of the inquiry into this crash," the Rosaviation deputy head said.

The Malaysian Boeing crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Flight MH17, routed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. All 298 people onboard were killed in the crash.

International experts finalized their search mission on the crash site in late May. The collected aircraft wreckage, remains of passengers and their personal belongings were sent to the Netherlands.

"Russian organizations, specialists and experts were not involved in these probes [investigating causes of the catastrophe] despite our numerous proposals to assist in providing competent experts and equipment necessary to hold complex tests," Storchevoy said.

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